Revision Advice

In order to be fully prepared for your examinations it is important to revise the content of the units that you have studied.

Some suggestions to help you:

  • Check that you have covered all of the content in the specification for your unit and that you have the notes for each part.
  • Practise as many past examination papers as possible.
  • Make a plan of when you will complete the papers in the time you have allocated for revising. It is better to set yourself realistic targets and achieve them instead of setting unrealistically ones and feeling negative about your revision.
  • In the early stage of your revision you should use your notes to help you; nearer the examination you should be aiming to complete the papers without your notes.
  • Read through the markscheme after completing the paper, taking particular note of what the marks are awarded for.
  • Read through the examiner's reports for the papers - these will usually give useful comments about where candidates were making common mistakes.
  • If you are stuck seek help, either from a teacher, a friend or Ask Nrich.
  • If you are struggling with a particular topic practise some additional questions on this from your textbook.